"Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon" as written by and K. Winter B. Cummings....
Been hangin’ ‘round gas stations
Been learnin’ ‘bout tires
Been talkin’ to grease monkeys
Been workin’ on cars

Moose Jaw saw a few, Moosomin too,
Runnin’ back to Saskatoon
Red Deer, Terrace and a Medicine Hat
Sing another prairie tune

Been hangin’ ‘round libraries
Been learnin’ ‘bout books
Been talkin’ to playwriters
Been workin’ on words
Been hangin’ ‘round hospitals
Been learnin’ ‘bout dying
Been talkin’ to the heart doctors
Been workin’ on disease

This tune is home grown
Don’t come from Hong Kong

Been hangin’ ‘round grain elevators
Been learnin’ ‘bout food
Been talkin’ to soil farmers
Been workin’ on land
Been hangin’ ‘round camera stores

Been learning’ ‘bout sight
Been talkin’ to film makers
Been workin’ on eyes

This tune is home grown
Don’t come from Hong Kong

Lyrics submitted by kevin

Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon song meanings
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    General CommentNo ones commented on this either? Man what a great little tune! so upbeat one of GW's best!
    A_Mickon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a a not so intelligent guy who set out to see the world, but limited his horizons to Saskatchewan. He learned about soil farmers, heart doctors, grease monkeys, and dyin'. Was probably a tongue in cheek jab at the rural province from the urban, sophisticate Winnepegers. Later, the Canadian comedy show SCTV (of which Burton is a big fan) lampooned this as idiots from Nova Scotia who moved to Toronto based on the promise of "jobs there for lawyers, doctors, and nuclear physicists."
    donutbanditon October 28, 2007   Link

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